Strzok testifies that his texts about FBI stopping Trump from being elected ‘not evidence of bias’

By Robert Donachie

Former FBI special agent Peter Strzok told GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina Thursday that he was talking about President Donald Trump when he sent the now famous text message to a colleague that he would “stop” Trump from becoming president.

“You’re eight days into your Russian collusion with the Trump campaign investigation and you got another text from your colleague, Lisa Page,” Gowdy asked Strzok Thursday at a joint House committee hearing. “‘Trump’s not ever going to become president, right? right?’ and you replied, ‘no, no he’s not. we’ll stop it.’”

Gowdy is referencing text messages exchanged between Strzok and FBI counsel Lisa Page, who were in an ongoing, intimate relationship while they were serving at the agency. The messages are at the center of House Republicans’ argument that there was institutional bias within the nation’s highest intelligence agencies against the president leading up to and after his election.

The specific message Gowdy is referring to is one between Strzok and Page where Strzok promises Page they will stop Trump from ever becoming president.

“(Trump’s) not ever going to become president,” Page texted Strzok.

Strzok answered, “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”

The South Carolina representative asked Strzok about that specific exchange, asking him what he meant by “he” and “we’ll stop it.”

“Here’s what I want to know. who’s the he in he’s not?” Gowdy asked Strzok Thursday.

“He is then-candidate trump,” Strzok replied.

“So, when you said, ‘no, Donald Trump’s not’ in connection with a question going to become president, what’s the ‘it’?” Gowdy pressed.

Strzok delayed his answer to that question, wanting to clarify that the texts were sent “late at night” and “in shorthand.”

“I don’t care when it was written. I don’t care whether it was longhand or cursive. I don’t care about any of that. I want to know what it meant, agent Strzok,” Gowdy said.

“It would be his candidacy for the president and they would not vote him into office,” Strzok answered.

Later in the hearing, Strzok acknowledged why some members of Congress find his texts troubling, but promised they do not show evidence of bias.

“I recognize my texts created confusion, no evidence of bias in my actions,” Strzok said.

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5 thoughts on “Strzok testifies that his texts about FBI stopping Trump from being elected ‘not evidence of bias’

  1. All the while, with a smug look thinking ” I’m with the “Deep State” so you really cannot touch me.”
    This is so out of Atlas Shrugged. Rod Rosenstein reminded me of Wesley “the weasel” Mooche.

  2. My father served in WW2 and Korea. He was an awarded combat veteran in both wars. He hated dictatorships and communism. He loved America. He was a Republican.He was nothing like those who call themselves republicans today. He would never understand defense of Trump and love for Putin and dictators. I’m glad he didn’t live to see congressmen defend anti-American/anti-patriotic sentiments in favor of ideological foolishness and politicians bought and sold by mega-corporations and people like Trump who could care less about any hardworking American. C Henry- looks like you got anti-American along the way to loving party over doing what’s right.

    • I thank him for his service. My father was a WW II B-24 pilot. I really don’t know what he would have thought of Trump, but If your father was more conservative than Trump (which wouldn’t be at all hard) he would have found the Democrat Progressives totally abhorrent – never mind Bernie the Commie. I don’t even want to know what he would have thought of Obama or Hillary.

    • Steve, My Father,Brother and myself all served in the US Army and yes I fly the
      Flag Every Day, so you’re wrong !! Strzok may have had a stellar career but he’s
      now tainted and deserves what he gets.

      .

  3. I’ve been watching the hearings Peter Strzok, what an arrogant POS, No Bias (yeah)
    give me a break.

    This clown is a typical Liberal Democrat, he just plain Hates Trump and you can’t convince me, he would do anything to stop him, including falsifying data to get a warrant.

    This is the best we have in the FBI, we are in trouble. No wonder Russia, Japan, China have their hands in our business!

    I cannot believe he is still employed by the Federal Government. Any other Business he
    would be gone already. Shameful!

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